Issued July 11, 1945, this stamp honors the US Marine Corps. It depicts the raising of the flag over Mt. Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima. The image is based on a historic photo taken by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. Did you know that fighting continued for another four weeks after the photo was taken?
WOW, Look at all the twinkling lights! Leena, our Postationist Elf is most impressed with the lights that children from the USA help their families put on their houses for Christmas. She especially loves the enormous Christmas trees in the cities all over the Unites States of America, that are decorated beautifully and help spread festive cheer. (Stamp: USA 1980)